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, d.c.. last year, he walked from san diego to seattle. we'll be watching him. >>> the neighborhoods surrounding johns hopkins university may soon be getting the makeover. today the president of the college and the mayor will be on hand for the announce. the new plan comes after last year's homewood community partners initiative. it brought together community members and the university to come up with ways to help the north baltimore area thrive more. >>> many couples have been waiting a lifetime for today. >> today same sex couples are unstop closer to -- one step closer to getting legally married. abc2 news' sherrie johnson is downtown live with more on this story. this is a big day. >> reporter: yes, it certainly is. we are here live in front of courthouse east where many same sex couples are expected to line up today for their marriage licenses. the place will be a pretty busy place today. even though they will have the license, they won't actually be able to tie the knot until january 1st when that new law goes into effect. the governor is expected to formally ratify the electio
a marriage license now that they can legally wed. the county clerk's office in seattle opened at midnight to accommodate couples eager to make history. there's another historic first in washington overnight. it is now legal to buy and possess pot. the law, though, bans public use of marijuana, like drinking in public. and it's against the wall to sell pot. the state is trying to work out a system to license growers. >>> and with that, we'll take a look -- >> you can't buy it or sell it. >> time, now, for the weather across the country. showers from portland to seattle. up to eight inches of snow in the northern cascades and rockies. mild in the nation's midsection. pop-up showers in omaha, cincinnati and louisville. and scattered showers from the carolina coast through florida. >> 70s from dallas to miami. mostly 40s in the northeast and midwest. 37 in billings. >>> up next, a megabank braces for a major hit. layoffs for thousands of workers. >>> but things are looking up, though, for starbucks, which announces major expansion plans. ready to open two stores every day. >>> and later in "t
, thunderstorms in much of texas. oklahoma city, little rock, memphis. showers from seattle to portland. flurries around the great lakes, western pennsylvania, and northern new england. >> 20s in the northern rockies. 30s in the pacific northwest. still can't believe we're talking about 2013. >>> have no fear. your milk prices will not be soaring after new year's. >>> and major document for kim kardashian and yan west. 2013 promising to be a very big year for them. >>> welcome back, everyone. there won't be any crying over spiped milk. congress could vote as soon as today on a farm bill that extends price supports for milk. without them, the cost of a gallon would have doubled. the deal was reached yesterday. it includes aid for farmers hurt by the long drought this year. >>> the new york times is reporting that banking regulate rrs close to a $10 million settlement with 14 banks. most would help those struggling to stay in their homes. the problems included faulty paperwork and excessive fees. >>> who needs tenants when you have billboards? this billboard in times square turns a profit because o
of the weather from across this nation. rain and light snow from seattle to portland. windy with rain in southern california. but the heavy snow, bringing up to ten inches to salt lake city. winter storm watches from denver to green bay. rain tapering off from d.c. to new york. and snowshowers in northern new england. >> mostly 40s in the northeast and midwest. 70s from dallas to new orleans. just 20s in salt lake city and in fargo. >>> and still to come, some changes for a popular facebook app that are causing concern. >>> also, want to tell you how you or your child could end up in an advertisement without even giving your permission. >>> also ahead, a little girl who cooked up some big progress. while her quest to help her little brother sparked a new look for an iconic toy. >>> and welcome back, everybody. drivers are finding a little christmas present at the gas station. prices are down 9 cents a gallon, just in the past week. the national average for a gallon of self-serve regular is about $3.25 a gallon. that's the lowest price in a year. and the first time this year the prices are below $
showers from seattle to portland. up to a foot of snow in the cascades and northern rockies. and a few inches of snow in the dakotas to green bay. morning showers from chicago to the ohio valley, spreading to the northeast by this afternoon. >> 70s in new orleans, dallas and phoenix. 23 in fargo. 30s in billings and minneapolis. >>> and coming up next on this friday morning, we'll update that breaking news story. a major earthquake this morning in japan. >>> and then, money news and what could be the newest trend in last-minute christmas shopping. stores open around the clock. >>> and later, a delivery truck in a very tight spot. >>> welcome back, everybody. the nation's income-based college student loan repayment program gets an overhaul today. the new so-called pay as you earn program, allows eligible student borrowers to cap payments to 10% of their discretionary income. they have have their loans forgiven after 20 years. >>> the world's largest company born in america will soon be selling products with the label made in america. bowing to criticism, apple announced it will move pro
investigation in seattle. thousands of nintendo wii game consoles were stolen from a distribution warehouse near the seattle warehouse last weekend. the thieves took off with 64 palates of consoles. police say they've never seen anything quite like it. >> i've been a cop for 28 years, and i honestly can't remember the last time we had something like this where people pulled in and literally took a warehouse full of merchandise out. >> police say the thieves knew what they were doing but will not say if it was an inside job. >> the consoles can be traced. >> oh, really, like money stolen from a bank. >> dumb criminals. >> well done, fellows. enjoy that tennis. >>> straight ahead, back to our serious news, the nation's troubled children. >> and one mother's stunningly personal words about her son, getting lots of attention. we'll be right back. ♪ >>> as we attempt to start a national conversation in the wake of the connecticut tragedy, here's a fact to consider. 15 million american children have some sort of mental health disorder. >> and many of those going undiagnosed or even if they have diag
to seattle. >> it is extremely cold in the middle of the nation. dallas is 38 degrees instead of the usual 55. minneapolis doesn't even get out of the teens. in the meantime, honolulu and miami, you're in the 80s. but there could be rain in both of those cities. chicago, detroit and indianapolis are in the 30s. >>> to our other top story this morning. president obama is cutting his vacation short and heading back to the white house. >> he's hoping to make a last-ditch compromise with lawmakers to try to avoid that fiscal cliff. reena ninan is traveling with the president. she joins us from honolulu, hawaii. reena, has there been any movement to reach a compromise here? >> reporter: it doesn't seem like the president has reached out to either side over the christmas break. no movement moving forward on the fiscal cliff talks. the focus will shift to the senate. they have to try to craft something together that will pass the house and the senate. the burden is now on them to try to strike some sort of a deal. that's because on friday before congress left for christmas, the house was unable to g
of the space needle, seattle lit up. >> well, i think it's great we finally get to that point, you know what i mean? why hide it? >> reporter: in washington state, it's now totally legal to smoke marijuana for pleasure, as long as you're at least 21. i'm over 21. >> sure. >> reporter: i pull out an ounce of maifrp right now, you are a sworn officer. what will you say to me? >> i'm going to say probably nothing. >> reporter: in fact, they joke on the official police website, "you may responsibly get baked, order some pizzas and enjoy a 'lord of the rings' marathon in the privacy of your own home." but even though it's legal to have it, it's not yet legal to sell marijuana to the masses. at least not for another year, while the state establishes rules for this now budding industry. entrepreneurs, or "pot-trepeneurs," like this former microsoft manager are already making plans to open st starbucks-like stores. you've got this displayed, you know, encased like a beautiful piece of art. you're targeting the high-end market? >> that is exactly right. the category of premium marijuana. think like a f
to a season of sales. for "good morning america," neal karlinsky, abc news, seattle. >> thank you, neal. >>> now, to a major privacy snafu for the first family of facebook, right after the social network rolled out its new privacy settings. take a look. a personal photo of the zuckerbergs accidentally going public. and then, going viral. abc's linsey davis is here with that. apparently, even the first family, a little unclear on the -- >> a little confusion. don't worry. your pictures will be safe with me. i understand the privacy settings, josh. don't worry about it. randy zuckerberg, on the other hand, she thought she was sharing this private family moment with only 23re7friends. but that photo ended up in the hands of a marketing director that tweeted it out to 40,000 followers. >> $1 million, that's not cool. >> reporter: that litmus test of cool, shared with mark zuckerberg in "the social network" is being amended by the zuckerberg family. this photo posted by randi, was shared across the internet on twitter. she scolded the errant tweeter saying, you posting it to twitter is way u
. after two days of rain aing sogy hill just outside seattle turns into a dramatic mud shrine, cascading through a freight train, sending it right off the track. and near san francisco, the rain caused this sink hole to open up. and the snow, from oregon to lake tahoe, the northwest is covered in white. this reporter showed us just how bad the roads were. >> here is what we are dealing with. really wet snow and making the kids late for school and making it tough for people to get the holiday shopping done on time. >> reporter: that storm tonight is on the move. blizzard warnings in eastern kansas and a snake of watches and warns from denver to eastern michigan. the result, up to a foot of snow and wind from the rockies to eastern iowa. starting tomorrow and make it to wisconsin by friday. >> okay, ginger is here now. take us through, what travellers should watch for. >> tonight, it's denver. tonight and early tomorrow, and northeast colorado. then we go for the wednesdayneb area. and even northern illinois, just touching of the suburbs of chicago, thursday and friday. you have severe sto
it feels like we've been living in seattle. >> all through the weekend, in fact. we've been dealing with it but it's starting to go away. here's meteorologist wyatt everhart. >> the gloom has been holding tough all weekend. few we see a little light at the end of the tunnel because a frontal boundary is sparking showers. that likely to be -- provide some clearing by tomorrow afternoon. also going to bring in colder air. decent line of showers that will be coming through. the evening just overcast and gloomy but, again, the chance for rain going up into the early part of the day. much more on that straight ahead. >> it has been a deadly few weeks in anne arundel, whether you're driving the roads or trying to cross the street. because of that anne arundel police are trying to make the streets safer. abc2's don harrison has more and details on another pedestrian death. >> reporter: last night a man lost his life on this stretch of highway. glen burnie resident james mon shore was struck and killed while walking along the highway. he was hit on the boulevard exit coming off of route 60
of control. i'm neal karlinsky for "nightline" in seattle. >> our thanks to neal karlinsky for that. >>> just ahead, we'll be moving onto much, much lighter fare. how in the world do they capture that, for example, on video? meet the adventurous dudes whose mine knee camera is giving us a new angle on outrageous stunts. [ dylan ] this is one way to keep your underwear clean. this is another! ta-daa! try charmin ultra strong. it cleans so well and you can use up to four times less than the leading value brand. and it's four times stronger. charmin ultra strong. and it's four times stronger. of washington about the future of medicare and social security. anncr: but you deserve straight talk about the options on the... table and what they mean for you and your family. ancr: aarp is cutting through all the political spin. because for our 37 million members, only one word counts. get the facts at earnedasay.org. let's keep medicare... and social security strong for generations to come. i had[ designer ]eeling enough of just covering up my moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. i decided enough is en
in seattle to say i do. the state's newly passed law legalizing same sex marriage started midnight on sunday. last month, washington, maine and maryland became the first states to pass same sex mearnlg by popular vote. in maryland, same sex couples picked up licenses on thursday and it won't take effect until january 1st. news time right now 20 minutes away from 6. a big story today turns out tonight weather and several excuse are -- schools are on delay because of the fog. >> we have a dense fog advisory until 9 but i wouldn't be surprised if it is extended going through time. we have reduced visibility this morning. we have less than a quarter of a mile of visibility in a lot of spots this morning. take it easy as you step out and about. you can see 2 1/2 miles of reduced adviceibility along the eastern shore this -- visibility along the eastern shore this morning. and it will continue through the school morning as well. kids heading off to school, we have delays out there. temperature wise, not a big problem. you can dress them in jacket. they don't need the heaviest coast and won't need
zero. honolulu and miami, the hot spots, near 80. seattle and portland, the 40s. >>> a senator from idaho apologizing today after being arrested for driving drunk. mike crapo was pulled over after running a red light yesterday. he failed several sobriety tests. he was taken to jail and released on bond. he's expected to be in court in january. he says he takes total responsibility. >>> overseas to afghanistan. the death of 42-year-old job price is being investigated as suicide. he died of a gunshot wound. he was a member of s.e.a.l. team 4, a special navy warfare unit. >>> only one week to go now and there is still no deal preventing the economy from going over that now infam mouse fiscal cliff. members of congress are still pointing firngs over who is to blame for the lack of progress. meanwhile, connecticut's independent senator, joe lieberman expects congress to work right up until the new year's eve deadline. he's not sure that will be enough. >> it's first time i'm more likely that we'll go over the cliff than not. if we allow that to happen, it will be the most colossal conseq
the dakotas to des moines and snowy in the northern rockies and cascades. showers from seattle to portland. >> when it comes to temperatures, 30s in boise and salt lake city. only in the teens from billings to minneapolis. omaha, 22. chicago, you're 30. and mostly 40s in the northeast. >>> now to our other major story. former president george h.w. bush is in intensive care after another health setback. a spokesperson says doctors have not been able to lower mr. bush's high fever, so he's been restricted to a liquid diet. the 41st president is said to be alert and speaking with medical staff, conversing very well. mr. bush, who is 88 years old, has been in the hospital since late last month. >>> and former south african president nelson mandela is out of the hospital. government leaders say that the anti-apartheid icon has been released after spending more than two weeks in the hospital. he was suffering from a lung infection and other ailments there. the 94-year-old will receive more medical care at his johannesburg home. >> many are celebrating that move that he's going home, but you know
in the dakotas, minnesota, wisconsin. heavier snow in the rockies and cascade. >> 40s from seattle to salt lake city. 53, colorado springs. 23 in fargo. 40s from omaha to new york. >>> here is one that brings to mind the phrase -- what are they going to think of next? an inventer in or gun has done something, come up with tt -- the doggy doorbell. >> ah, the brain child of keith gin who says he came up with the idea after his dog, bebl, ruined the doors by scratching them every time he needed to go outside to handle his business. >> business. >> he trained the degree to ring the bell. and now, voila, no more scratching. >> that is brilliant. so successful he is looking to expand to door bells for cats. not kidding. maybe he should put the door bells for the cats in the litter box. >> brilliant though. >> great idea. >> really smart. that's what you need one good invention in your life. set all you need. one good one. >> every dog owner, going why didn't i think of that president? >> what did you say, will ills? >> what is your excuse? >> so critical. >> i have an idea. i wanted you to get willi
seattle and that is a storm, believe it or not we have to watch here going into the weekend. we do know an area of low pressure will form off of hatteras. the question is does it come up the coast or does it stay offshore? i'm leaning at towards maybe a snow event over the weekend. stay tuned to channel 2, we'll fine tune the forecast closer to the weekend. 40 is your guarantee today. heavy rain, wintery mix to the north. again, a raging snowstorm over western maryland. thursday morning maybe a shot shower, otherwise drying out, we're at 43 degrees. then it's a blend of sunshine and clouds on friday. 42 degrees. watch what happens as we go into the weekend. on saturday that storm will start to mature and it will start to move towards the north. do i think we see some snows starting to move into the area and it certainly will be cold enough to snow if we get that track closer to the coast. 40 on sunday and into the 40s as we go into monday and tuesday. we'll talk more about weather inside "good morning america." we're going to send it on to lauren with a check on traffic. hello, lauren.
from seattle to san francisco. 20s from the twin cities right down to kansas city. and 30s for much of the midwest and the northeast. >>> coming up next, built for the road ahead. ford makes a major investment in creating jobs. >>> and also ahead, the surprising impact the fiscal cliff will have on a staple of the american diet. >>> also, later, it is back to the sidelines for an nfl coach whose medical battle has inspired his team and his community. we're going to hear from colts' coach chuck pagano, about his fight with cancer. stay with us. >>> welcome back. you could call it the dairy cliff. there could be some serious sticker shock starting new year's day. you heard wendy mention this moments ago. here's more information. the price of milk could double, hitting as much as $8 a gallon, if congress does not take action on the new farm bill. without the bill, the 1949 law would kick in. and that would force the government to pay dairy farmers much higher prices for their milk, pushes costs up all across the board. >>> another day, another upbeat report on the housing market. sales
at the rest of today's weather. rain from seattle to portland. light showers in the cascades, northern rockies and dakotas. rain in south texas. >>> and finally this morning, a celebration of the season. >> kwanzaa festivities are taking place throughout the country. and here's karen jordan in chicago. ♪ >> reporter: drums signal the start of kwanzaa, a week-long celebration of african heritage and culture among african-americans. this is the 18th year that malcolm x college is hosting a kwanzaa observance. and organizers say it gets larger every year. >> it's about families coming together so they can be with each other and share and talk about where we've come from, where we are now and where we must go as a people. >> reporter: kwanzaa is based on seven principles. and each day is dedicated to one of those principles. families seem to be taking it to heart. different generations celebrating together. steven flowers brought his niece and nephew. >> i think it's important for young african-americans to understand and know about their culture. >> i think us coming out today for it is a good
to the wreckage being the plane that was carrying the singer. >>> same sex couples crowded city hall in seattle to walk down the aisle and say i do this morning. the wait is over for same sex couples there. hundreds of gay and lesbian couples who picked up their marriage licenses early as 12:01 thursday morning were able to tight knot after the state's 3-day waiting period expired at midnight. last month washington man and maryland were the first states to pass same sex marriage here in maryland same sex couples picked up their licenses but will not take effect until january 1st. >>> christmas is 16 days away and the fiscal cliff is 23 days away. which are you more excited for? david curley says it was a big meeting at the white house today. are we any closer to ending the cliff hanger. >> reporter: for the first time in more than 3 weeks, a face-to- face meeting at the white house. but today, no cameras as the president sat down with -- offered which some see as good news. cocreator of a debt reducing plan sees progress. >> any time you got two guys tangoing you have a chance to get it done. >
commuter train outside of seattle is still shut down, thanks to almost a dozen landslides. and this is still all part of that disastrous winter storm that tore across the nation this week killing at least seven people. that brute of the storm is gone by tomorrow. but don't set down your video remote. up from 3 feet of snow from a new storm. all of that snow, a night of heavy rain and a roof collapsed into this store. the snow so heavy it sent a tree through this trailer, killing a man. and that beast is now coming east. >> the beast is coming east. two beast coming east. >> places like washington, d.c., which has snow 1 in 12 chance on christmas day. the last time they had snow on christmas is 2002. it's going to come up monday into tuesday. this is storm one. i think this is going to affect travel. from new england as this moves off-shore that would with storm one and problem one. but this is the bigger one, it drops out of the rockies on monday. oklahoma could see see snow on christmas. places like arkansas could have a white christmas. severe weather is possible. then i
on sunday. for "good morning america," neal karlinsky, abc news, seattle. >> what a story. >>> now, to the latest twist in the controversial utah custody battle. a baby girl was put up for adoption without her soldier father's knowledge or consent. a judge ordered the girl returned to her father. and now, the mother is speaking out in an abc news exclusive. amy robach is here with the latest on this controversial story. >> reporter: good morning to you. this bitter battle over a 21-month-old little girl, between her adoptive parents and the biological father, has grown more complicated. the girl's birth mother is speaking out to abc news. tira bland says no matter who has custody of her daughter, she is still her mother. and she still loves her. >> her well-being is all that matters to me. i want to see her successful. i want to see her in a home, a good home. >> reporter: but the question of just who provides that home is now at the center of a contentious custody battle. bland's ex-husband, terry achane, a sergeant in the army, said bland put his daughter up for adoption without
, scattered showers around seattle. >> mostly 40s in the northwest. just 11 degrees in fargo. 12 in the twin city. dallas hits 48. 60s from new orleans up to boston. >>> well, as jews celebrate chanukah, the menorah was lit. >> the festival of light started saturday night. runs for eight days. jimmy carter attended the first menorah lighting in 1979. >> see how big that is? >> quite a menorah. should be. our national one. >> coming up a christmas coincidence. how a man married into the family of santa claus. >> a great story. want to see this one. first, a devastating disease. now the same technology toed to help heart patients, offering hope with people with alzheimers. you are watching "world news now." ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by mucinex fast max liquid and caplet. we put a week's worth of bad odors in a home. some aerosols may just mix with them. can febreze really remove them? we asked real people what they thought. take a deep breath for me. describe the smell. it's very pleasant. fresh. some kind of flower maybe? remove the blindfold... awww, oh yuck!
areas will have three to six inches of snow. seattle today, 42 for a high. portland, 39. now, all of the cold. it is some of the coldest air of the season. windchills this morning 20 below, bismarck. 4, rapid city. oklahoma city feels like 7 degrees. so, it's not just the northern plains. it's all the way down. dallas only feels like 22. memphis, 25. the windchill this morning. and the southeast has been a little wet. will be a little stormy for sure. may see some severe storms in parts of florida today. orlando 75. miami, 84. but behind it, some cooler and drier air. tough when you have all of the fresh snow, the ice and everything that happened last week to get temperatures anywhere. now, from west-to-east, we fly across the nation. san antonio, 55 and drier there. that's part of the cooler and drier air. and remember, the snowstorm moving through the northeast and southern new england. south of boston could get six to ten inches of snow. >> so, if you send me your twitter photos, sometimes we get into conversations. and this young lady who sends these photos is so great. britta
. >> should for $7 a cup. your thursday forecast, everybody. we have showers from portland to seattle. up to 8 inches of snow in the cascade and northern rocky. still mild in the nation's midsection. pop-up showers around omaha, nebraska and louisville. scattered showers from the carolina coast through florida. >> 70s from dallas to miami. mostly 40s in the northwest. 77 in phoenix. 37 in billings. >>> 'tis the season for some really funny movie, funny flicks. we want your help to pick the best, "world news now" classic christmas competition. say that five times fast. >> that is a mouthful. get this -- log on to tower website at wnnfans.com. and vote. we both look borderline. >> i look cross eyed. you look constipated. >> too many candy canes. vote early and often. on our facebook page. let us know -- let us know "elf" or "bad santa" or "christmas vacation." let us know! >> we'll reveal the winners later this month and you will like the unveiling process. [ laughter ] >> we will have fun. i know what my pick is. wait to see what america and dozens of viewers have to say about that. >> america.
picked up that wild card. >> i don't want to play seattle right now. they're the hottest team out there. >> you won't be. you'll be watching the game. so don't worry about it. in the afc, broncos, top seed. patriots, then the texans and bengals playing next week. >> texans are falling apart. >> they had a chance against the colts to solidify that number two. didn't happen. >> how you could come into a game and be this flat in a game that meant so much, first round bye, how you can go in indianapolis and play that badly today is beyond me. eric kubiak has to be beside himself. this team just doesn't trust its quarterback, matt schaub, plain and simple. and chuck pagano, battling leukemia. everybody is happening for chuck pagano. >> it's what the colts did and they were playing with a lot of emotion. ravens and the colts. ravens win their division, colts sneak in. >> ravens do not want to see indianapolis. but we've seen joe flacco in this spot time and time again. he always seems to win in the postseason. is this the year he gets over the hump? maybe. >> a little bit of nfl news. number
out in l.a. >> blast of arctic air hits the upper midwest. fargo barely makes it above zero. seattle and portland in the mid 40s. >>> now we turn to the gun control debate. hundreds marched on the brooklyn bridge here in new york last night to call on congress to do something about gun violence. but the nra said it would fight any limits that lawmakers try to place on gun ownership. the head of the nra renewed his call forearmed officers in schools. and the backlash against assault weapons is continuing. several stores in colorado are no longer selling them. one store owner said he didn't ever want to open a newspaper and find out something he had sold had been used in a tragedy like the one in newtown. the country is so divided on this issue. the polls suggest people want congress to take some action, if nothing more to close loopholes, perhaps ban some of the high capacity magazines. so you think something is going to happen, but you have to wonder if it has the votes in the house to get it passed. even that assault weapons ban from '94 to 2004, even when that passed in the '90s, i
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